Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 31
Photo 31 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 31. The Aerial Promenade
Figure 31:—Crossbar relief depicting the cankrama (or the ‘Aerial Promenade’) with the representation of a pathway sprinkled with flowers, Bharhut, Bharhut Gallery, Indian Museum, Kolkata. (Photograph by the author).
The art of Bharhut, dominated by sculptural reliefs narrating a popular facet of Buddhism in the form of the immense Jataka literature, represent the emergence of visual narrative art in India.—Bharhut represents the earliest evidence of narrative art which display many story telling techniques.